The week that KTIM first began broadcasting in Dolby FM master roots JA singer Earl Zero was in the San Francisco Bay Area for a series of shows & dropped by the radio station studios for this live interview in this freshly mastered & made online for the first time ever 33 years ahead Midnight Dread. The program contains several scorchin’ scarcities including the original seven inch version of Z’s “Please Officer” plus unreleased soundtrack material from Jerry Stein’s Word Sound & Power ‘flim’ (as they sometimes pronounce ‘film’ in Jamaica) like the jumpin’ jam-out extended live take of “None Shall Escape The Judgement” which closes the much revered Soul Syndicate & friends documentary. Debut music from Pablo Moses joins more great ska selections along with my personal favorite Silver & The Magnet’s “Rock Steady Is Here To Stay”. Mention is also made of Mount St. Helens blowing her top around this time. Volcano stylee fe true! Jah music erupt like a pyroclastic flow…
Here we have another 7″ from my collection. Delroy Williams “Idren Feel Nice,” produced by Augustus Pablo, features Williams’ vocal over a classic Augustus Pablo rockers riddim – pure niceness this one. The version on the flip side is murderous. Just check the drum shots at the end. Sounds like someone cuttin’ loose with a sawed-off shotgun…Deep roots vibes here.
Also included are 3 articles from New Musical Express and Melody Maker published 1976 which refer to Pablo and roots rockers reggae.
Readers of this blog know that I am a Hugh Mundell devotee and I collect anything and everything that has his name attached to it. As a reggae collector, sometimes you just come across pure gold, and when you do, there is nothing like it in the world. I picked this rare gem up for $5.00. Those familiar with Mundell’s masterpiece debut album ‘Africa Must Be Free By 1983′ will recognize this tune as “My Mind,” the second track on the a-side. I’m assuming that this is either an earlier version (but I doubt it because the mix sounds identical) of “My Mind,” or a simple misprint. Either way, there aren’t many of these around.
The scan of the 7″ vinyl disc below and in the video is the actual copy from my collection. As you can see, it is pressed to the Pablo International label. The only other one I’ve seen has a label printed in red/pink. Who knows, there could be a bunch of these floating around. It could be an original, or maybe a repress from the eighties. Like I said, I could find nothing on this one.